Olivia Newton-John is a Singer, Songwriter, Actress, and Entrepreneur since 1963. Over the years, she has won several awards and she is the most popular artist to have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
Olivia was born on 26th September 1948 in Cambridge, England, to Welshman Brinley Newton-John and Irene Helene (née Born). Newton-John family immigrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1954. Her father was a Professor of German at the University of Melbourne. Olivia was the youngest of the three children. Sister Rona was an actress married to Jeff Conaway and brother Hugh who is a doctor. Olivia married Matt Lattanzi in 1984. But the married lasted till the year 1995. She had a child born named Chloe Rose Lattanzi in 1986. Later, she married John Easterling in the year 2008.
Olivia attended Christ Church Grammar School and University High School. Fourteen years old Olivia and her three classmates formed “Sol Four” to perform in Jeff’s coffee shop. Olivia regularly sang for the local Australian radio station. She performed as “Lovely Livvy” in The Happy Show on television. While on the “Go Show” she met Pat Carroll, her duet partner, and John Farrar, her producer.
She sang: “Anyone Who Had a Heart” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and won the television talent contest, “Sing, Sing, Sing”, hosted by Johnny O’Keefe. Olivia used her prize to travel to Britain the following year. She recorded her first single: “Till You Say You’ll Be Mine” with Decca Records, UK (1966). Both formed “Pat and Olivia” duo and toured nightclubs in Europe till Pat’s visa expired.
Olivia continued working in Britain till 1975. She released her first solo album: “If Not For You” (1971). Soon, she released “Banks of the Ohio” that was among the top 10 hit in UK and Australia. She was voted as the Best British Female Vocalist for two years by the Record Mirror Magazine. “Let Me Be There” (1973) earned her Grammy for Best Country Female and Academy of Country Music award for Most Promising Female Vocalist.
In 1978, Olivia went to the US where she won five consecutive gold Top 10 singles for “I Honestly Love You” (1974), “Have You Never Been Mellow” (1975), “Please Mr. Please” (1975), “Something Better to Do” (1975), “Let It Shine”/”He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” (1976), “Come on Over” (1976), “Don’t Stop Believin'” (1976).
Olivia won two Grammys for the Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance-Female, and she was the Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year (1974). Olivia and John Travolta enacted in the biggest hit movie Grease (1982). The soundtrack platinum: “You’re The One That I Want” with John Travolta and gold: “Hopelessly devoted to you” and “Summer Nights”. Olivia earned People’s Choice Award for Favorite Film Actress.
Olivia Newton John was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in Musical and Oscar-nominated for “Hopelessly Devoted to You” at the Academy Awards (1979). Olivia performed for UNICEF concert televised worldwide. After diagnosed with breast cancer, she promotes Liv-Kit. She released Gaia: One Woman’s Journey which chronicled her ordeal (1994). Olivia recorded two albums with Hallmark: “Tis the Season” with Vince Gil and “Stronger than before” for breast cancer research.
How much is Olivia Newton-John Net Worth in 2017
Olivia Newton John’s net worth is $43 Million US dollars as of 2017. Most of her income has come from her tracks that were sold. She along with her husband owned a home in Jupiter Island in Florida worth $4.1 million in 2009. They also spent $2 million for renovations but they sold it for $5 million in 2016. It was sold for less and after so much effort as there was a case of suicide in that home in 2013. She now goes for live tours and events and earns $35,000 from the Live album highlights in the main event.
Being a Breast cancer survivor herself, Olivia is a strong woman. Her cancer returned the second time but still, she remains strong. She does not have any children with her second husband John but both of them live happily together.